This report presents provisional information on laboratory reports of Shigella in Scotland up to the end of 2019. This is compared to previous years’ data to show trends over time. The surveillance of Shigella in Scotland relies on reports from all laboratories in Scotland. These are reported to HPS via Electronic Communication of Surveillance in Scotland (ECOSS).
- during 2019, there were 101 reports of Shigella reported to HPS
- this was a slight decrease on the 115 reports in 2018
- in 2019, 98 isolates were further speciated